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Aptasia Solution in a Cuttle Tank??

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I have aptasia in my cuttle tank and was wondering if anyone ahs any solutions that would help. I normally would buy 25 peppermint shrimps and watch them dissapear, but obviously, the shrimps would become food real quick.

Ive been using a syringe and using boiling kalk, but they still pop up after a week or so. Is Joes juice better??

I have 4 5 month old bandensis in this tank. Would a copperband be ok?

Thanks!!
 
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i used joes juice on my old angler tank, it worked well. copperbands are realy hard to keep in my opinion, unless you get the red sea species which is harder to find and much more expensive. i would go with the nudibranch if you can get ahold of one.
 
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Has anyone had any experience with this nudibranch? I thikn i might have tried one a looong time ago and it didnt eat it. But I might be geting this mixed up with a nudi I bought to eat hair algae heh..
 

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I'd be tempted to go with the Joes Juice or a similar product. Either that or set up a small 5 gal tank that you can have a few pep shrimps in and transfer rock back and forth until the cuttles have passed on.

I used to syringe mine
 

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No more so than general tank maintenance or sticking your hand in with a syringe.

i agree it is not ideal but neither is having aiptasia... depends how badly you want rid of them? :smile:
 
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step 1

take out infested rocks

step 2

get out the gel formula super glue

step 3

super glue the bastards in their places covering them completely

step 4

let glue dry out of water

step 5

place rock back in tank


thats how ive always done it in my reef tank and i did this in my bimacs tank without any problems
 

Thales

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The kalk or joesjuice will work, but it need to be ingested by the appy. Simply covering it will allow it to grow back.

:biggrin2:
 

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